Monday, April 27, 2009

The Sumatra is FRESH!

Fitzharris and Revolution have FRESH Fairtrade Organic Sumatra Coffee on the shelves!!
For each pound of coffee sold at these locations ~3 bucks go to the trails.
Remember to support your local trails and local bike shops!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Trees Down

The N. Loop has a couple of trees down on the farthest portion out near the prison wall. Use caution. We hope to get a crew together and get out there to clean this up soon.

Also, the recent poll: Yes, if there is a mud puddle PLEASE ride through it, it's easier to fill a hole than repair a widening trail . If you go around you continue to make the trail wider and wider. If we have had a recent rain stay off the trails for a good 4 hours before riding so the water has some time to soak in. If it was a good soaking rain for several hours than it's probably best to go for a spin on the road.

Our trails are doing pretty well right now so Thank You to all that obeyed the trail postings, we have a few ruts out there from those that chose to venture under the tape but it should pound back in over the spring.

If you are riding at the N. Loop the Rogo's Return Bridge Trail is very soft so use the other bridge, maybe today will dry it out but use a little common sense if it feels soft.

Thank You

Sunday, April 19, 2009

North Loop is Open

This a.m. Kris and I rode the closed sections of the North Loop and deemed them all ride-able and opened up pretty much the whole loop.
Trail work this afternoon was a huge success, THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME OUT TO RAKE, CLIP, BLOW & PICK UP TRASH! The trails in the above photos above are now leaf free and are in great shape!!!!! The only part that is closed is the the return bridge, it's pretty soft in this area so just go back on the outbound bridge section. It's taped off so you should be able to figure it out. This should be open in a few more days if the weather stays dry. Also the Newest Expert Spur is closed.

THANKS to all that obeyed the trail signs and stayed off the closed trails!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

N. Loop Trail Day

Sunday April 19th, 3:00 p.m. N. Loop Trail Clean Up Day
Bring gloves, rakes, clippers and gas powered leaf blowers if you have them.
The club will have some rakes, clippers, etc. available.
Clean up the trail: branches, garbage, leaves, etc.

Meet at trail head at 3 p.m.
The first portion of the N. Loop is OPEN for riding.
We opened it up this a.m. (Wed April 15).
Please only ride on the sections of the trail that are open.

This sign is posted where you can't continue onto the trail due to wet conditions, please use the cut off provided and continue onto "Doom's Return".

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Spring Trail Conditions

Bryon Amo got out Saturday and got a mile or so blown out on the N. Loop. It's a big task. Bryon's comments were "it's the hardest to blow out the leaves in the inch or so deep ruts from people who have ridden on the trail". The N. Loop is CLOSED so stay off it until further notice.
If any one wants to volunteer to use the blower to blow off the leaves on the N. Loop so it drys sooner post a message on the message board under trails.

Thanks Bryon!

Also if you have a email account. Please change your settings to allow me to send you club email updates, every time I email out an email I get a "postmaster delivery failed" notice to all accounts, I don't have the time to send them to everyone individually. Thanks

Friday, April 10, 2009

Trail Conditions

The N. Loop is totally closed

Plum Creek is open but the bluff area is closed due to snow, ice, and wetness. Cut through the south end of the compost area and head due west and re gain the trail to it's end. There are a few small wet spots but it's okay, go through the puddles not around. The trail does not need to become wider.

With the warmer temps this weekend and perhaps some leaf clearing the trails should dry out soon. Check back here for the official information.


Monday, April 6, 2009

Still looking for members

If at any time you would like to become a member of the Mid MN Cycling Club please go to our main web page print out the new 09 membership form, send it in and we can arrange a way for you to get your MMCC Trail Supporter T shirt, Pint Glass and Bottle Opener. We have plenty to go round.

Thanks for all those that became members so far, It's going to be a great year!!

Check out the message board. Share Trail Info, find a riding partner, anything goes; well keep it clean please!!